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DChrissy


DChrissy
 
Home Town: Mount Rainier, Maryland, USA
Living In: Columbia, Maryland, USA
Member Since: Sep. 2005
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Frying, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Indian, Italian, Southern, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Low Carb, Healthy, Vegetarian, Dessert, Kids, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Gardening, Biking, Walking, Photography, Reading Books, Music, Wine Tasting, Charity Work
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About this Cook
I have a passion for cooking and making people happy through my food. I love trying new dishes and creating exciting elements for old favorites. I credit my mother for my skill. She allowed me to practice cooking dinner growing up. The meals didn't always turn out, but she supported me anyway!
My favorite things to cook
I love cooking comfort foods like gooey mac and cheese, crispy fried chicken and flavorful collard greens. I also love healthy and fresh foods. I'm always finding new ways to spruce up a bland dish.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Holiday meals are my favorite! My family and I always have the best time preparing the food and conversing. Then we get to eat all the delicious results! As a native Marylander, I can't get enough of blue crabs in the summer! I like to buy them live and cook them in lots of beer. They're great with garlic butter. Yum!
My cooking triumphs
I cooked for 50 family members during the Christmas holiday several years ago. They all loved my food and asked me when I could cook for them!
My cooking tragedies
Once when I was learning to make biscuits from scratch, I added way too much baking powder and the batch tasted extremely bitter! Yuck!
Recipe Reviews 24 reviews
Artichoke & Spinach Dip Restaurant Style
Wow! This dish is amazing! This is the best artichoke and spinach dip I've ever had! A few tips and alterations: roast an entire head of garlic (I know, but it's good) by cutting the top off, putting it on foil, pouring a little olive oil on, sealing it and baking it in the oven for about an hour on 200 degrees. After it's cooled, squeeze out the roasted garlic cloves and add that to the ingredients. Use two packages of spinach, two cans of artichoke hearts, two containers of Bertolli Alfredo sauce, add Romano cheese, and use the full 8 ounces of cream cheese. Mix all of the ingredients in a bowl, and then transfer the mixture to a baking dish. PERFECTION!

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jan. 28, 2013
Soft Frosted Sugar Cookies
I wasn't pleased with these cookies at all. I followed the recipe exactly except for scaling down the salt to 1/2 tsp. The texture of the cookie threw it off. It tasted more like cornbread than a cookie. A total waste of ingredients.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Dec. 26, 2012
Award Winning Soft Chocolate Chip Cookies
I just finished baking a huge batch of these and I must say, they are amazing! The two major (and necessary) changes are adding 1 tsp. salt and replacing the 1 tsp. of vanilla extract with 2 tablespoons. Make sure you use good quality vanilla extract and chocolate chips. It makes all the difference. Bake the cookies on parchment paper. Mine baked for about 12 minutes. To keep the cookies soft, store in a plastic container or food storage bag with a slice of bread.

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Dec. 3, 2011
 
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